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Aldwych Theatre

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Address: 49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
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There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and...

There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London
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Last visited some years ago so pleased to see it is still being well maintained and the perfect venue for the most wonderful stage show, Beautiful the Carole King Story, one of... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last visited some years ago so pleased to see it is still being well maintained and the perfect venue for the most wonderful stage show, Beautiful the Carole King Story, one of the best shows I have ever seen, and in a lovely old theatre

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To see the play "Beautiful" is a simple pleasure. Vibrant, lyrical, and emotionally direct it is not Samule Beckett. It speaks to a time of melody and honesty causing you to step lightly down the street. Good set, reasonable script and luscious music performed by an engaged and talented young cast. Entertainment of a high quality. Don't sweat the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw on Friday - enjoyed every moment --- she wrote some beautiful songs and they we;re all really well performed by the cast - probably best show I seen in London - we will probably go back again in a few months - every else in audience seemed to enjoy as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love the music of Carol King, and her contemporaries you will love this show. The lead singer is incredible such a talented musician, singer and actress. She will blow you away. It was so good to hear the life behind the lyrics which made the songs all the more special. You will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed the show and the songs from a very talented cast although we did feel the storyline was light. We had seat s right at the back of the gods - two right at the back by the lighting technicians. We could see the stage and at £15 a seat it is a balance between price and location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see "Beautiful" and found the theatre slick, clean and very comfortable. (aisle seat rear stalls" This was wonderfully complemented by all staff encountered they were courteous, helpful and really added to our experience The show, set and cast were all magnificent and we had one of our best nights out for ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant show full of nostalgic songs. Well performed by a talented cast. Only drawback is that the sears are not designed for someone of 6 ft Needed to stretch out a lot at the end of the show Well worth the discomfort tho

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my birthday and I had been "nattering on and on" about Beautiful (according to my honey) since it was first shown on Broadway, so we went to see it. It was magical! The songs, staging and the story were a delight. The acting and the musical numbers were fabulous! We watched a matinee show and had "nosebleed seats"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an excellent evening's entertainment then going to see and be completely overwhelmed by the fabulous music and performances in the Carole King Musical will NOT disappoint you; just 5-STAR. The Aldwych Theatre is so easy to get to: a very short walk from Covent garden, just around the corner from Drury Lane or indeed up from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to see Beautiful , the Carole King Musical back in December 2016, a long wait, but well worth it. Well organised, excellent staff , the show as brilliant, a wonderful evening.

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